Mental health projects to receive £320,000 funding from The Bank of Scotland Foundation

Mental health projects across Scotland are being offered vital financial support this year, with the launch of a new Mental Health Fund from Bank of Scotland Foundation. Launched on Monday 14 May, during Mental Health Awareness Week, £320,000 of funding will be made available to mental health charities and other charities that deliver projects focussing on mental health. Charities can apply for grants of between £1,000 and £25,000 which will be awarded for one year only. Applications must be made via the Bank of Scotland Foundation website before 12 noon on Friday 6 July 2018.…

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NAMI launches new campaign, #CureStigma, for Mental Health Month

During the month of May, NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, will observe Mental Health Month to raise awareness of mental illness. One in five adults in the United States lives with a mental health condition. This year, NAMI is launching “CureStigma” a new campaign that builds on the successful #StigmaFree initiative and positions stigma as a “social virus” that is spreading across America. Stigma is a sign or sense of disgrace that sets someone apart from others. Navigating life with a mental health condition can be tough, and…

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#CIPRChat returns to tackle mental health in PR

The CIPR will host a tweet chat on Friday 18 May on mental health in public relations, in support of Mental Health Awareness Week. This year’s State of the Profession research recently revealed around one in six (16%) PR professionals live with a mental health condition – an increase of 10% on the previous year’s figure. The hour-long tweet chat kicks off at midday using the hashtag #CIPRChat. The topics will include: Given the reported increase in mental health conditions among public relations professionals, is PR becoming more stressful or are we more comfortable talking about the issue? What…

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UK Government unveils mental health action plan to improve support for elite sportspeople

Tracey Crouch, Minister for Sport and Civil Society, today unveiled the first Mental Health Action Plan for Elite Sport, which has been developed with mental health and sports organisations to improve awareness and training in top-level sport. A new mental health strategy will be implemented across all elite sports to promote good mental wellbeing and give athletes and National Governing Bodies better information about accessing sports and clinical psychologists. By 2024, elite sport must have mental health procedures embedded in their performance plans, and provide clear pathways for athletes to…

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Massachusetts Police Departments Double the Impact of International Association of Chiefs of Police One Mind Campaign

One-hundred-eighty-two Massachusetts police departments have doubled the overall number police departments that have pledged to join the International Association of Chiefs of Police One Mind Campaign in response to the increasing frequency of interactions between police and individuals with mental health and substance use disorders. The One Mind Campaign focuses on local communities, public safety organizations and mental health organizations so that the three become “of one mind.” The initiative’s overarching goal is to ensure successful interactions between police officers and those affected by mental illness and includes a commitment…

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